Buckle in for these classic tales of commercial and military flight.
For over 35 years, the Sikorsky Blackhawk has been a reliable war horse for the U.S. Armed Forces–charging into hostile territory from the deserts of Iraq to the mountains of Afghanistan. After decades of upgrades, it remains one of the world's most sophisticated aircraft.
In the mid-60's, a Supersonic airliner seemed a logical progression from the proven success of earlier jet transports. An ambitious Anglo-Franco alliance grappled with enormous aerospace obstacles from both sides of the English Channel.
Because of Herman Goring’s relationship with Hitler, the Luftwaffe held more sway with Hitler than the Army or the Navy. Yet, Hitler often said it failed him. What caused the Luftwaffe, one of the most powerful air forces in the world, to come crashing down?
The Lockheed Constellation, known as the "Connie," was one of the most elegant and aesthetically-pleasing aircraft to ever take flight. The iconic American airliner was the end product of a four-decade long search for the perfect airliner.
In the 60’s, when the U.S. Air Force wanted a large, heavy lift transport aircraft, Boeing and Lockheed battled for the lucrative contract. Lockheed won, but Boeing moved foward with their commercial 747 "Jumbo Jet."
Volkenrode, an idyllic rural district in WWII Germany, remained untouched by Allied bombs during WWII. But beneath the peaceful veneer of treetops and farmhouses, was a secret Nazi complex. One that housed some of the most advanced research facilities in the entire world.
As the US Navy pressed westward across the Pacific during WWII, the Japanese military turned to desperate, but often lethal tactics - the most legendary of which was the Kamikaze.